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Science Literacy Week Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – September 18 12:00 – 3:00 PM

To celebrate National Science Literacy Week, September 18-25, UBC will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on adding more content to Wikipedia about Canadian Science and Scientists.

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Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson

“The idea of accessibility can help push the open education movement even further forward. We work in higher education because we believe in the transformative power of education. So I believe that it should be accessible to all people, regardless of ability.”
Open Dialogues: How to make open content accessible

Open Dialogues: How to make open content accessible

The open education movement has helped people access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with. Open education resources reduce costs for students and allow for greater flexibility for instructors.
UBC FOSS

UBC FOSS

A community of people working on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects at UBC.
Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks

“The value of peer to peer connecting is partly that students will learn a lot not just from what they hear from other people but from what they tell to other people. Conversations with other students bring such different perspectives and interpretations. They help can see something from a new view and open up your eyes.”
Sustainable Forest Management Open Courses

Sustainable Forest Management Open Courses

A series of self-directed courses on sustainable forest management (SFM) for the Asian-Pacific region. The courses are intended to enable senior forestry students, young faculty and mid-career professionals to improve their knowledge of SFM flexibly.
Maja Krzic

Maja Krzic

“If we don’t evolve, if we don’t try to do new things, we are trapped in how our discipline is taught and regarded. So I am hopeful that [open education] will continue to grow in popularity and use in my discipline.”